In another twist of fate today, I earned this lovely ear mark on my car.
I am pretty bummed about this to be frank. The cause was an errant piece of bent steel lying in the middle of the roadway and impossible to see in the dark conditions I was driving in. All was well until I heard a very deep "thunk" as I was driving along. Initially I thought a rock might have hit my car somehow or something, but when I pulled over to check the damage I determined the true cause.
The hit must have been extremely hard. The scratch is bored down to shiny metal and the door panel is bent around the impact. Glad it didn't go through a window in hindsight.
Either way, yet another blemish has appeared on my car, the latest in a string of poor luck events this year for my car (from an attempted break in on the beginning of January, to my tires exploding and being damaged in the last two months, to this new tragedy).
Anyways, I am planning to discuss this with my insurance tomorrow. Fortunately I have full coverage and will only need to pay $500 to get everything fixed, but that's $500 out of my pocket now, not to mention whatever else they'll need to do to fix a scratch of this magnitude.